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Police: Immigrant Targeted in IRS Phone Scam

Caller threatened loss of citizenship if victim didn't pay, according to City of Fairfax Police.

Caller threatened loss of citizenship without payment, according to City of Fairfax Police.
Caller threatened loss of citizenship without payment, according to City of Fairfax Police.
Phone scams have been targeting residents in several communities in Northern Virginia, but one scam in particular has targeted a local immigrant, according to the City of Fairfax Police.

The Bradwater Street woman called police earlier this week when she received a call stating that she owed back taxes. The caller told the woman that she would be arrested, deported and lose her citizenship if she didn't pay a large sum of money.

After she received a second call, the woman contacted police.

In another case Wednesday, a city resident on Brigade Drive was contacted and told she owed the IRS back taxes with the threat of prison time if she didn't purchase a money card and provide the card number to the caller.

It wasn't until after the woman complied that she learned she'd been the victim of a scam.


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